Graduate Development Programme
graduate scheme
Expires21 days

Graduate Development Programme

Job description

Croda’s European graduate programme offer scientists (with a chemistry bias) and chemical, process and instrumentation engineers the opportunity to fulfil their potential in a challenging and rewarding environment.

We have an excellent opportunity for you to join our 2019 European graduate intake. Our Graduate Development Programme, aimed at candidates with either a chemistry related or chemical engineering degree, is a rotational scheme made up of three, nine-month placements. These may be based in the UK or at one of our European site locations. This programme is designed to give you exposure to the wider business by working in a number of departments which may include sales, marketing, technical, operations and business functions such as safety or regulatory affairs. During the programme, you will receive on-the-job training and attend a five module residential training programme which focuses on developing your personal and business skills. This, together with a supportive mentoring scheme, buddy system and regular progress reviews with your manager, will ensure you have the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and experience which will help you on your way to achieving your career aspirations.

As well as on-the-job training, graduates will benefit from a five-module residential training programme which focuses on developing personal and business skills.

Benefits package
Croda offer a competitive graduate benefits package, a defined benefit pension scheme, 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays, access to share incentive plans plus a £3,000 relocation package per placement.

What we are looking for

Our ideal person
As a business, it’s really important to us that we find the best people to join our graduate scheme and that you have the best opportunity to succeed on the programme. To help, we have outlined our expectations for the programme and what core skills and experiences we require as well as what would make you an ideal fit. In turn, we hope this helps you evaluate if this is the right graduate scheme for you.


  • You will be an effective communicator and team player, capable of building effective working relationships
  • Good planning and organisation skills, you must be capable of prioritising your own workload and adapting to the changing needs of the business and placement requirements
  • You will be a proactive problem solver and an innovative thinker; able to address issues, contribute new ideas, solutions and ways of working to the team
  • You must demonstrate a good level of self-awareness; capable of identifying your strengths and areas for further development, as well as seeing the value in giving and receiving feedback for yourself and others
  • You must have good English language skills; both written and verbal
  • As this is a rotational scheme, you must be willing to relocate for your placements both in the UK or Europe


  • European language skills; in particular French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and German
  • Previous work experience, chemical industry experience is advantageous


You will have a 2:1 degree or above within a chemistry related or chemical engineering discipline achieved within the last five years.

Accepted degree subjects

  • chemical engineering
  • biology and life sciences
  • chemistry

How to apply

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete aptitude testing in the first instance and then if successful, they will be invited to an assessment event in February 2019.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 11/12/2018

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Closing date: 11/12/2018


Additional job details

LocationEurope · North West England · West Midlands · Yorkshire and the Humber


Working hoursFull-time

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